• Kyodo


The environment and industry ministries asked businesses Wednesday to refrain from manufacturing and selling incandescent light bulbs to accelerate their replacement with eco-friendly LED bulbs in households and offices.

Vice Environment Minister Katsuhiko Yokomitsu met with representatives of 84 companies and organizations, including manufacturers and electronics retailers, and issued the request on behalf of the two ministries. The representatives told the meeting they are willing to collaborate and will try to meet the government’s demands.

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